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Iran warns regional states of consequences if they stoked unrest

Iran warns regional states of consequences if they stoked unrest

Published 24/11/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on Saturday warned regional countries of consequences if it is proven that they meddled to stoke recent [more…]

Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

Turkey starts repatriation of captured Islamic State militants

Published 11/11/2019

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it had deported two Islamic State militants — a German and an American — beginning a programme to [more…]

Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Germany does not yet know identity of people Turkey deporting: spokesman

Published 11/11/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany does not yet know the identity of seven people Turkey plans to deport on the grounds that they have fought for [more…]

Defying PM, thousands of Iraqis continue to flood Baghdad square

Defying PM, thousands of Iraqis continue to flood Baghdad square

Published 04/11/2019

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in central Baghdad on Monday, defying the prime minister’s plea to end protests which he says are [more…]

Second Turkish soldier dead after YPG militia attack: ministry

Second Turkish soldier dead after YPG militia attack: ministry

Published 28/10/2019

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish soldier died in hospital after an attack by the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria’s Ras Al Ain region, Turkey’s Defense [more…]

Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90

Published 28/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Conyers, a liberal Democrat who was the longest-serving African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving for more than half [more…]

Trump hails death of ‘depraved’ Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid

Trump hails death of ‘depraved’ Islamic State leader Baghdadi in U.S. raid

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, President [more…]

For Trump, Baghdadi death a signature moment, but troubles remain

For Trump, Baghdadi death a signature moment, but troubles remain

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a signature achievement that may help quell growing [more…]

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Factbox: Islamic State still dangerous despite Baghdadi’s death

Published 27/10/2019

(Reuters) - The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a U.S. raid is a further blow to a jihadist group that once [more…]

Timeline: Anatomy of a raid – how the United States took out Baghdadi

Timeline: Anatomy of a raid – how the United States took out Baghdadi

Published 27/10/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of violent jihadist group Islamic State, died during an overnight [more…]